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there • stay-at-home • financially
wouldn't • as far as
  1. She was a mom for 5 years after her kids were born.
  2. If you would prefer to come over a little earlier, I mind at all.
  3. How are you feeling energy?
  4. When you have difficult times in life, it's good to have someone for you.
  5. One of the best things about graduating from college is being more stable.
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761 TV Remote Wars

Mark and Todd talk about old TVs and the good and bad of remote controls.

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someone there for you

I think that it is the biggest blessing in my life because there's always someone there for you.

When 'someone is there for you,' it means that they are there to help and support you through difficult times.

Notice the following:

  1. It is really important in life to have someone who is there for you.
  2. It makes me feel better when I have someone there for me, as it makes me feel supported.

stay-at-home mom

I would love to be a stay-at-home mom.

When you are a 'stay-at-home-mom,' it means that you are home with your children full time and that you do not do paid work outside of the home.

Notice the following:

  1. I did not enjoy being a stay-at-home mom, as I felt very lonely.
  2. She is quite happy being a stay-at-home mum, I think.

financially stable

I know I can actually be financially stable enough that my kids will have what they need.

When you are 'financially stable,' it means that you have enough money and you do not need to worry about it.

Notice the following:

  1. I am a lot happier now that I know that I am financially stable.
  2. We were a lot more financially stable when both me and my husband worked.

I wouldn't mind

I wouldn't mind still working

If you 'wouldn't mind' something, it means that you would not have any big objections to  or problems with something.

Notice the following:

  1. I wouldn't mind going to the cinema if you want to.
  2. She said that she wouldn't mind if more people came to the party as she had made plenty of food.

how we are as far as

It would depend on how we are as far as money is concerned.

'How we are as far as' means how well we are doing in a specific area, in this case money.

Notice the following:

  1. Do you know how we are as far as the plans for the holiday are concerned?
  2. She said it depended on how we are as far as the cleaning is concerned.



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